Captain Paul Ryder

Resource Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l

As the resource coordinator at the Air Line Pilots Association Int’l (ALPA), Capt. Paul Ryder facilitates the full and efficient use of ALPA staff and resources for the pilot leadership. Ryder also chairs the Association’s Fee-for-Departure (FFD) Committee, which brings with it a special focus on the topic of pilot supply. He has spoken on the subject at a number of workshops and conferences around the world, including the 20th World Aviation Training Conference & Tradeshow (WATS), the 2017 International Women in Aviation Conference, the Global Pilots’ Symposium, and the Royal Aeronautical Society’s International Flight Crew Training Conference. He moderated ALPA’s 2015 symposium dedicated to pilot supply as well.

Ryder works closely with all ALPA departments and pilot groups in order to best serve ALPA’s members and assist the pilot groups’ Master Executive Council (MEC) leadership and negotiating committees. He also works with ALPA’s Collective Bargaining Committee, other ALPA presidential committees, and MECs to advance the pilots’ agenda and ensure that pilot groups have no issues accessing ALPA resources.

Ryder, an EMB-145 captain for ExpressJet Airlines, was previously chair of the ExpressJet MEC’s Pilot-to-Pilot Committee and ALPA’s Education Committee. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserves for six years and lives in Florida with his wife and fellow pilot, Kate, and two young sons, Alex and Matthew.